Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Germany

Rafael van der Vaart © Reuters Images

Van der Vaart ruled out for three weeks

Hamburg SV will be without playmaker Rafael van der Vaart for at least three weeks after the Dutch international tore a muscle in their 2-0 defeat by Fortuna Dusseldorf, the club said on Monday.

Van der Vaart, who returned to Hamburg this season, has helped lift the northern club off bottom spot in the Bundesliga and back into contention for a European place.

"Tests on Sunday morning showed that it was indeed a muscle tear. He is expected to be out for three weeks," the club said in a statement.

Hamburg will also miss Son Heung-min for Tuesday's home league game against third-placed Schalke 04 with the South Korean, who has already scored six goals this season, suffering a muscle strain against Dusseldorf on Friday.

Hamburg, the only Bundesliga club never to have played in the second division since the top flight was introduced in 1963, are in 10th place on 17 points with Schalke on 24.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Webb confirms PL meddling
Referee Howard Webb has admitted that there was definitely interference from the PL.

Segun Odegbami
Mamelodi Sundowns - so near yet so far
Mamelodi Sundowns are on the verge of history, as they are within touching distance of what has...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Klopp has Mourinho in his sights
One of the most iconic images of the last season was the reactions of Jamie Carragher and Thierry...

Sunday Oliseh
Does the best coach always rule?
When Pep Guardiola was coach of Barcelona, a spell that lasted four years, Barcelona were near...